Many celebrities and self-described health experts agree that eating the placenta after giving birth is extremely healthy for a new mother. Unfortunately for them, scientists are saying that not only is that complete malarkey, but placental consumption could pose dangers that have gone unconsidered.
A baby Pacific white-sided dolphin (not pictured) was born at Shedd Aquarium, officials announced Monday.
They weren't exactly there when it happened, so scientists were excited when they uncovered the birthing mystery of mighty mosasaurs, gigantic marine lizards that once roamed the ancient oceans.
This year has been an excellent start for conservationists and killer whales alike, as one famous pod off the coast of Washington State has so-far welcomed four newborns into the family after more than two years. Now some experts think the endangered animals are seeing a mini baby boom - offering new hope for the struggling species.
A rare eastern bongo, one of the world's rarest species of antelope, was recently born in an Australian zoo, officials announced this week.
In a first, this week an international team of astronomers reported watching the birth of a multiple-star system in action, shedding light on the mysterious beginnings of star and planet formation.
In an incredible turn of events, a pelagic thresher shark was accidentally caught on camera giving birth, "the first record of any oceanic species giving birth."
In a rare and stunning display, whale enthusiasts can watch the birth of a baby beluga in a China aquarium after the amazing moment was caught on camera.
In a remarkably rare act, a langur monkey in China's Guangxi province became a midwife when it voluntarily helped another monkey give birth.
Researchers have determined why some female magpies chicks are significantly more adventuresome than others. It may have a lot to do with the order in which they were laid, according to a new study.
Experts have developed a simple urinary test that can help predict the risk of a preterm birth or poor fetal development, helping expecting mothers gain valuable information that could preserve their child's health.
Boys are 14 percent more likely to be born premature than girls, and they are more susceptible to disease and experience disabilities, according to six global studies on newborns to be published Friday in the journal Pediatric Research. Common disabilities include learning disorders and cerebral palsy.
Pregnant women who are overweight or obese are at a higher risk of being going into labor ahead of the expected due date, a new study says.
Pregnant women or women who are planning to have children should ensure they consume enough iodine, which is found in milk and fish, or risk their child having a low IQ and reading ability, according to a new study.